Books Reviews, Children's Books, Holiday Shopping

Christmas in July Book Review: The Naughty List – a Santa Tale with a Twist

Let me start by saying that this book has won the E-Book: Fiction category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Now that you know this must be a great book, I will share more.

As children we were all aware of the nice and naughty list Santa kept. This book visits that naughty list and helps us realizes that what makes the kids make that bad list might actually be less of a stigma that truly does not define them and more of a character trait that accelerates their strengths. In this book, the naughty kids save Christmas!

Synopsis of The Naughty List

When Santa Claus does not show up for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the North Pole is thrown into chaos. The elves were not made for this type of treachery, so they turn to the Naughty List. Starting with number one; a team of children are recruited to devise a plan to rescue Santa and save Christmas. They will utilize traditional Christmas magic and set sail for adventure and redemption.Follow these intrepid youngsters as they unite the world in their desperate attempt while proving that their naughty actions do not define their nature.

It is such a great read any time of the year and for all ages. Buy the book now on Amazon.

Education, Holiday Shopping, Money Saver

Stocking Up with Lower Prices at Discount School Supply #FunWithArt

Stocking Up with Lower Prices at Discount School Supply

If I were to tell you about a supply stock up shopping experience by just showing you the above photo of random items, would you have any idea why I stocked up on paper, buckets and a clock? None of these items have any relation to each other, but when you have Holidays/Birthdays coming up you stock up on cards and gift items. Then when you have a tween who keeps using the excuse, “I didn’t stop playing Xbox because I didn’t know what time it was”.. you need a clock to stomp out that excuse ASAP.

Discount School Supply has great prices and I have a busy few weeks so I sat on my couch late at night and grabbed by card/gifting supplies and that clock for the game room, paid great prices and checked that task off my list without driving to a store!

craft supplies

I have a bin of stamps and stickers and if I keep myself supplied on construction paper and envelopes I have greeting cards I can actually afford. When I have a birthday to head to I grab my paper, throw on some stickers and write a message and slip in an envelope. I address it, add some pretty stuff on the envelope and the birthday card is done (and for a lot less then the outrageous card prices in store). Even my son will craft out cards each season with me for upcoming birthdays.

card craft

The stickers I collect at yard sales or dollar sales and the paper was $2.40 for 50 sheets. That makes 100 greeting cards since I halve the sheets then fold each half to make a card.

gift ideas

Our middle son has a birthday approaching and being a Mom of boys and Aunt to nephews I need ‘guy’ gifts. They love gift cards and I love pairing a gift card with an actual gift and because they are little men, these buckets are much more appealing to them than a basket. I buy these bins in bulk (just $21 for a set of 4 at Discount School Supply) and add some of the stickers from my card bin and put the gifts inside. Much better than a gift card in a white envelope.

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gift bin

No matter the need, if it creates art or hangs in an office or homework room, Discount School Supply has it. They have great prices, 110% guaranteed (they really communicate well on orders and want you happy) and right now there is a FREE SHIPPING OFFER!

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Children's Books, Holiday Shopping, Kids

The best of Jewish Children’s Books for the New Year!

The Best of Jewish Children’s Books for the New Year!

For Jewish people worldwide, the new year kicks off on Rosh Hashanah when people wish each other l’shana tova – a sweet new year!  This September, on top of eating delicious apples with honey and making resolutions for the coming year, families raising Jewish children can also kick off the New Year by signing up for PJ Library, a free program that offers monthly, age-appropriate books celebrating Jewish values and culture through the joy of story books.

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library sends more than 200,000 books a month to families across North America. Expertly curated, the monthly selections exemplify the best of Jewish children’s literature and offer books that are certain to capture children’s imaginations with cheerful characters, compelling stories, and vibrant illustrations. 

PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever their background, knowledge, family make-up, or observance may be. The stories help families engage with Jewish values, ideas, and traditions on their own terms, and the books are paired with activities and resources for the whole family to learn, create, and play together.

Celebrate the new year by signing up your kiddos for PJ Library and find Jewish children’s books for your Holiday reading. Sign up today!